The French Chef, produced by Boston’s public television station WGBH, debuted nationally in February 1963 and aired through July 1966. The groundbreaking work earned Julia a Primetime Emmy® Award for “Achievement in Educational Television,” making her the first educational television personality ever to receive an Emmy in open competition. Julia went on to host numerous successful television programs, eventually filming more than 350 episodes of TV.

For the recipes from these episodes, check out The French Chef Cookbook.

The Omelette Show: Season 9, Episode 18

Original Air Date: February 27, 1972

Julia Child teaches a lesson on how to make a real French omelette.

To Roast a Chicken: Season 7, Episode 14

Original Air Date: January 24, 1971

Julia teaches how to cook chicken, including how to prepare it for the oven or rotisserie and how to carve it.

The Potato Show: Season 1, Episode 22

Original Air Date: June 29, 1963

Julia prepares potato dishes, including gratin Dauphinois.

Boeuf Bourguignon: Season 1, Episode 1

Original Air Date: February 2, 1963

Julia makes her famous French beef stew in red wine with mushrooms and onions.